Gōngxǐ fācái...Congratulations, and be prosperous!

Wishing everyone much auspiciousness: luck, prosperity, longevity, a distinct absence of ghosts, and first and foremost happiness this lunar New Year (that's my wish, since there has been a lot of sorrow among people I know in the preceeding weeks).

By sheer chance, we did happen to clean the house from top to bottom right before the lunar New Year (only because our niece was coming for a sleepover, and we wanted everything in tip-top shape). On top of that, also by sheer chance, I AM wearing a pair of slippers that was given to me before the New Year (which, also fortunately, happen to be red). We will leave the lights on overnight to scare away ghosts (at the insistence of my dog, Sam, who hates ghosts...hates 'em!). But leaving the doors and windows open is a tall order today, since it's on the wintry side here in CO.
Just don't wash your hair today, people. And whatever you do, DO NOT buy a pair of shoes. Very, very bad luck. Oh, very bad. A terrible, terrible thing.


Vivian M said...

Thank you for the well wishes and all the tips, I had no idea about the shoes!
Unfortunately, we cannot leave windows or doors open either, it is snowing and coooold!
Wishing you and your family much happiness, peace, health and all good things for the Year of the Rat. And may this be the year that Flynn comes home!
Huge hugs from Canada!

krj said...

Well damn if I don't have the blow dryer in my hand and a squeeeeky clean head of hair.

Happy CNY.

You've been tagged.

sweet-P's Mum said...

crap..I already washed my hair and Pipers will need washing too as she had swimming lessons...perhaps that is why we got a screw in our tire this morning and because I drove on it in these temps I ruined the 'wall' of the tire and now have to replace the entire set(the trouble with AWD vehicles!)

Bah Humbug!


Tamara said...

Does if count if I cancel the Zappos order?

Bonnie'n'Clyde said...

Trust me, it's gonna be pretty gross when I don't wash my hair after my run tonight!
We did go out of our way not to buy pants or shoes during out C*stco run today...it ain't easy, we kinda lose our heads at C*stco.

Carrie&Aaron said...

well I washed my hair-I already have bad luck-should I go buy some shoes to top it off! Thanks for the wonderful pic's! you brightened my day!

sweet-P's Mum said...

for a minute there I thought you didnt wear shoes or pants to C*ostco! Scarey!

Bonnie'n'Clyde said...

Hayley, don't give him any ideas...he'd go to C*stco pantless on a dare, in a heartbeat!

Bonnie'n'Clyde said...

Very bad. Very, very bad.
Wouldn't want to sweep away all that good luck, would you?
Think I'll practice that one for the rest of the year.

Yoli said...

Happy New Year Maia!!! Wishing you all the best. I can't wait to see your referral. I cleaned the house.

Rony said...

That pictures looks like the Majestic in Nanning!!! Happy New Year.

Fliss and Mike Adventures said...

Gung Hay Fat Choy - Happy CNY to you and Mike and to Flynn - wherever she maybe right now and hoping that she is warm and toasty... take care